Claim your identity on Facebook Friday

I know you've heard me say before, "I'm so old-school Facebook, I still say "THE Facebook." Well, it's true. Now that we've established my Facebook legacy, I have some advice for you:

Set an alarm to log into Facebook at 9:01 p.m. PST this Friday and claim your vanity URL at that time.

You see, Facebook profile URLs are really ugly. Right now, mine reads, "" This is not an attractive URL like "" that you'd want to publicize or put on a business card.

To solve this problem, Facebook announced that vanity URLs (Read: pretty URLs) would become available on June 12 at 9:01 p.m. PST (or June 13 at 12:01 a.m. EST). So now that ugly URL above will just read "" Nice, huh?

Even if you don't think you need a vanity URL because you don't care, you still do. Who knows when you will ever take the initiative to clean up your personal brand? Do your future-self a favor and take the minute to log onto Facebook and claim your vanity URL. Thank me later.